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Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 53: Sculpted Brute Or Muscle Car?

Since Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz essentially invented the modern motor car in 1886, their brand has maintained a top spot in the automotive hierarchy with innovation, luxury, engineering precision and exhilarating performance.

The new $100,000 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 53 invokes the performance spectrum with traces of Formula 1 Grand Prix winning credibility and possibly a hint of American muscle added for street swagger.

The exterior is still distinctive because of the large three point logo in the center of the blacked out grille, though it has taken on the familiar sweep and girth of big luxury sedans.

Inside a 12.3 inch infotainment command center screen and black leather seating for 4 is ample but snug by design. 

The AMG-enhanced 3.0 liter inline 6 cylinder engine delivers a beastly 429 Horsepower to this street rig, which by comparison to American muscle cars has a few inches on the Dodge Challenger and nearly a foot longer than Mustang and Camaro.

Though in sedate European parlance the AMG GT 53 is a Grand Touring sedan, the 4.4 zero to 60 rating and the deep-set driving position scream run baby run!